Creating a Culture of Inclusive Communication

You’ve Built a Diverse Team, But Have You Built an Inclu­sive Cul­ture and Work environment ? 

It’s one thing to have a diverse team. It’s anoth­er to unleash that team’s poten­tial by cre­at­ing an inclu­sive envi­ron­ment through a sol­id under­stand­ing of each team mem­ber’s pre­ferred com­mu­ni­ca­tion style, moti­va­tors and the ide­al envi­ron­ment where they can bring their best for­ward. Orga­ni­za­tions reap the ben­e­fits of diver­si­ty — when employ­ees bring their authen­tic selves to work! Research also shows that diverse teams are more pro­duc­tive, inno­v­a­tive, and engaged when the right skills are devel­oped to con­duct mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tions and uncov­er com­mon ground which are nec­es­sary to engage in inclu­sive con­ver­sa­tions. In this inclu­sion focused work­shop, you find out how to con­duct an explorato­ry self-assess­ment to bet­ter under­stand your­self and your team, learn strate­gies to go from polar­iza­tion to com­mon ground, and dis­cov­er prac­ti­cal tech­niques for build­ing a strong foun­da­tion of trust and inclu­sion. We can­not cre­ate envi­ron­ments that are wel­com­ing and invit­ing of dif­fer­ences if we aren’t able to rec­og­nize and adapt across those dif­fer­ences through inclu­sive communication. 

By the end of this work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to: 

  • Under­stand the com­mu­ni­ca­tion style of oth­ers and how to con­nect to them irre­spec­tive of the differences 
  • Assess cul­tur­al com­pe­tence in 7 key areas of influ­ence and how it impacts team productivity 
  • Iden­ti­fy spe­cif­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tion styles that strength­en team engage­ment and fos­ter inclusion 
  • Cre­ate an accom­pa­ny­ing action plan to pro­vide guid­ance as they move into new lev­els of aware­ness and understanding.

Can be an online or in-per­son work­shop — 3 hour (2 * 1.5 hour)

Facil­i­ta­tors (Eng­lish)
Esther Hep­hz­ibah (Shine Trans­for­ma­tion Solu­tions)

Facil­i­ta­tors (French)